Children are encouraged to develop their gross and fine motor skills by independently accessing activities to develop their hand and finger dexterity. They will be given opportunities to explore writing for a purpose which will progress from mark-making to emergent writing. They will also take part in adult led activities to develop their reading and writing skills. In the Nursery, children work 1:1 with key workers to develop their phonic knowledge and in small groups when focusing on letter formation. In Reception, they will read regularly with an adult, take part in phonics and handwriting sessions and engage in cross-curricular writing tasks.